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7 edition of Old tales for a new day found in the catalog.

Old tales for a new day

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Published by Prometheus Books in Buffalo, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tales.,
  • Folklore.

  • About the Edition

    Myths and legends from twenty-eight different cultures highlight the commonality of issues that concern people everywhere, across both space and time.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Sophia Lyon Fahs and Alice Cobb ; illustrations by Gobin Stair.
    ContributionsCobb, Alice., Stair, Gobin, ill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.F17 Ol 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 201 p. :
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1718383M
    ISBN 100879757302
    LC Control Number92021050
    OCLC/WorldCa26162994

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    Many female characters in fairy tales have nothing to commend them but their delicate looks or willingness to keep at it until the man stops being a jerk. The old wives' tale that swallowed gum takes years to digest. What do the rest of you think? Levine, Are you sure? Old wives' tales, then, are often superstitious interpretations of very real things.

    Alternatively, any fruit consumed with milk will make you ill, because the acid in the fruit will make the milk curdle in your stomach. It's just one of the many old wives' tales you don't actually have to worry about. Evidently, General Electric produced color TVs back in the s that emitted up totimes more radiation than federal health officials considered to be safe—and while the television sets were recalled almost immediately, the superstition remains. I can assure you these picks fit the bill. Illustrated by Tasha Tudor.


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Add this to the fact that one of the most common sources of tetanus historically was horse feces, and the old wives' tale begins to make a little more sense.

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I looked at the article on superstition, and it seems as if the difference might be that the consequence in superstition is just generally "bad luck" or "good luck," while old wives' tales have more specific consequences. Mother Goose Rhymes. Deaths do seem to come in threes; it's a self-fulfilling pattern once you begin looking out for it.

Despite the omnipresent fear of being accused of witchcraft, Blanche and Rosamund help their mother, the Widow Arden, gather the herbs she uses for her healing brews, even occasionally straying across the border to Faerie. Maybe also "man and wife" although I don't vouch for it.

Does anyone have any opinions on this? Lots of herbs meant to cure things really work, but were once Old Wives's tales. If certain positions improve the chances of pregnancy over the average of all positions, then the use of positions which do not improve the chances of pregnancy over the chances of all positions should decrease the chances of pregnancy.

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The idea of animals having a sixth sense for these things may stay in the realm of superstition, but there is some legitimacy behind these tales. In many parts of Africa and Asiathis is usually modified with the nuance that evil spirits, ominous animals such as snakes or the angel of death may be drawn to the whistler.

A while ago i read that eating chocolate or excessive amounts of sugar increase your insulin level's, which inturn increases the amount of oil in your sweat, thus incresing your chance of pimples.

In parts of West Africa in particular, this tale is modified to include high pitched singing by a female or child, or the playing of wind instruments. Who wants to be in the cold without a coat anyway?My Little Golden Book about The Statue of Liberty My Little Golden Book about The White House My Little Golden Book About Travel; My little Golden Book of Abraham Lincoln My Little Golden Book Of Cars and Trucks; My Little Golden Book Of Dogs; My Little Golden Book Of Fairy Tales; My Little Golden Book Of Jokes; My Little Golden Book Of Manners.

Get this from a library! Old tales for a new day: early answers to life's eternal questions. [Sophia Lyon Fahs; Alice Cobb; Gobin Stair] -- A collection of myths and legends from twenty-eight different cultures in all parts of the world.

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